Betty! A Sort of Musical

Betty! A Sort of Musical

Review of Betty! A sort of Musical at Royal Exchange, Manchester. Meredith Ankle (Maxine Peake) has a plan to ensure The Dewsbury Players will be the talk of the West Riding. Determined not to be outdone by their Batley-based rivals’ upcoming production of Frozen on roller skates, her amateur-dramatics group are developing a production that [...]

Light Falls

Light Falls

Royal Exchange, Manchester. 29 October 2019. Life ends. Death comes. Light falls. As Christine collapses to the floor in the drinks aisle of the Co-op on Stockport's Heaton Moor Road, she recalls details from her life as if they are flashing before her eyes. At that moment too, she shares with the audience her deep [...]